Today's Features

  • Today
     Geekout game night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m., upstairs in the Mesa Public Library.

    A Tsankawi Evening Walk will be at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 672-3861, ext. 517. The walk is free.

    Los Alamos Medical Center’s “To Your Health” community education series continues from 6:30-7:30 p.m., as Dr. Jonathon Owen of Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico will speak on “Prevention and Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease” in the large conference room.

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents “The Social Network,” rated PG 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

  • Kiwanis recently awarded the first Jeannette Wallace Memorial Scholarship to Keanna Cohen. On the occasion of the presentation, Terry Wallace Jr., son of the late Rep. Jeannette Wallace, presented Kiwanis with a check for $22,975, all of the money that remained in the Wallace election fund. The money will be placed in a permanent fund for the scholarship so that it can be awarded each year. Jeannette had been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos since January 1988 and her husband Terry is also a long-time Kiwanian.

  • I have a pouty lip as I write this week’s column, and there’s a good reason for it. The end of the month marks the end of assets month, which started at the beginning of August, with the help of the Los Alamos County Council.
    I will soon contact council to see what they have done to help spread the assets message, because the winner will receive baked goods from the “assets kitchen.”
    You see, we work pretty hard trying to get the asset message across, trying to tie it into pre-existing programs and projects and trying to teach people how to work it into the course of their day.
    It is the big impact events that help to get the word out, but the little things you do daily keeps it going.

  • Today
    Fifth and sixth grade students and parents who are interested in learning about band are invited to “Come and Go” night, to try out instruments and learn more about the school music programs. The event will be from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 30 at Barranca Elementary;  and 4-7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Chamisa Elementary. Those who need more information should contact their school music teacher.

     Geekout game night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m., upstairs in the Mesa Public Library.

    A Tsankawi Evening Walk will be at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 672-3861, ext. 517. The walk is free.

  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ed O'Neill's new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame would seem to be in an appropriate spot: in front of a DSW shoe store on Hollywood Boulevard.

    O'Neill used to play shoe salesman Al Bundy on the long-running sitcom "Married With Children."

    The Walk of Fame says the Emmy-nominated star of "Modern Family" will receive his sidewalk honor on Tuesday. The ceremony will feature his two TV wives, Sofia Vergara from "Modern," the current ABC hit, and Katey Sagal from "Married," which aired on Fox.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New census figures show that New Mexico has the fifth-highest proportion of same-sex couples in the nation.

    The recently released analysis of 2010 Census figures shows that nearly 10 out of every 1,000 New Mexico households are headed by same-sex couples. That's a 73 percent jump from 2010.

    The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law, based at the University of California, Los Angeles, released the report..

    Gary Gates, one of the study's authors, said the jump is likely a result of increased migration to the state and because more couples are identifying as same-sex households.

  • Middle and high school students participated in Youth Programs this summer at Michigan Technological University.
    Amanda Aikin of White Rock participated in the Mobile Robotics program and in the Aviation and Aerospace program. In the Youth Programs, middle school and high school students from across the nation and around the globe choose from more than 70 explorations in business, computing, engineering, humanities and social sciences, outdoor and environmental studies and science and technology. The students also got to experience a mini-version of college life, living in a full-service residence hall, eating in the dining hall, and enjoying the college town atmosphere.


  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Pardon our construction. We are installing solar hot water, so the shelter has been closed to prevent accidents. If you need some help, call a volunteers at 412-3451.
    It’s summer, remember that pets also suffer when the temperature rises. Cooling animals (dogs, rabbits, cats) by giving them a “cool” bath or shower to help keep their body temperature down.
    A cool towel on a tile floor to lay on, a cool towel or washcloth laying over the skin, next to a fan will also help cool the animal.
    Make sure they have plenty of cool water to drink as well.

  • Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Lemon baked chicken
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates canceled
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group

  • Champion golfer Phil Mickelson, his wife Amy and ExxonMobil are sponsoring a free math and science camp for teachers called, “Send My Teacher.”
    The program is a week long professional development program focused on math and science education. Since 2005, more than 3,200 teachers have attended the all-expenses paid workshop. Teachers from all 50 states have attended.
     The deadline for teachers to be nominated to go to the 2012 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy next summer is Oct. 31.
    Students or parents can nominate a teacher, and the teacher just has to fill out the application. If selected, they will be a part of the 2011 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.